News & Events

Visitor Centre Update: March 20, 2021

Visitor Centre Update: March 20, 2021

Although our Visitor Centre remains closed for indoor and outdoor tours, we will be open March 26 & 27th, from 10:00 to 3:00 for MARS membership renewals. Covid protocols (masks & hand sanitizer) in place. We look forward to welcoming the public back when...

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Visitor Centre Temporary Closure

Visitor Centre Temporary Closure

MARS has made the difficult but necessary decision to close our gift shop and suspend outdoor tours for at least the next couple of weeks. We are erring on the side of caution after news of Covid 19 continuing to spread in B.C. We do not want to put any of our...

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VIDEO: Life on MARS–Pileated Patients

VIDEO: Life on MARS–Pileated Patients

MARS received and cared for two injured Pileated Woodpeckers in June, 2020. They are beautiful birds with fascinating adaptations. Pileated Woodpeckers are a keystone species, meaning other wildlife depend on them. The nest holes...

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HELP! I found a baby bird!

HELP! I found a baby bird!

If you have found a baby bird and wonder what you should do with it, we have answers to your questions. Check out this baby bird chart to determine if the baby is a nestling or a fledgling and follow the instructions.

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Important Press Release from MARS

Important Press Release from MARS

There are at least three times a year (Canada Day, Halloween and New Year’s Eve) where we have accepted a practice of setting off fireworks as a form of celebration and entertainment. As with other practices such as the use of DDT and other contaminants,...

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Student Wildlife Rehabilitation Volunteers Wanted

Student Wildlife Rehabilitation Volunteers Wanted

MARS is looking for student wildlife rehabilitation volunteers to join our team! These positions are on a rotating basis throughout the year, and we welcome students from all over the world. Positions typically range from 4-16 weeks in length, depending on...

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Early morning planning by the animal caregivers

The caregiver crew starts each morning with the white board. This board lists all of the patients in care, their diets, frequency of feedings,  medications and/or other treatment required. It is often a little daunting when the patient load is as high as...

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Campbell River Rotary building MEWS

They're back! A crew from Campbell River Daybreak Rotary arrived today to construct the Sawyer MEWS building. Western Forest Products funded the materials, and Daybreak Rotary stepped up to build it.   The crew included Rory Evans, Urban Patrick, Barry...

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New Manager of Wildlife Rehabilitation

MARS is pleased to welcome Gylaine Andersen in her new role as Manager of Wildlife Rehabilitation services.  She is a Registered Veterinary Technologist and is certified as a Wildlife rehabilitator through the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council....

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